A clear separation in East and West we also find in Cologne. The city founded as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in 38 before Christ is located on the left side of the Rhine river in the West whereas the newer part of the city on the right side in the East is called the Schäl Sick (Lower German Rhenish for squint i.e. wrong side).
Yesterday a contribution in the local Sunday newspaper Der Sonntag revealed that people living in the western parts of Freiburg feel like living on the Schäl Sick. As the topography shows they literately live on the wrong side of the tracks.
|The map shows the railroad Frankfurt-Basel separating Freiburg in an eastern and western|
part nearly coinciding with a separated water supply (read below)(©Badenova)
Curiously enough there is even a separation in Freiburg's water supply. In the East soft water runs from the taps whereas in the West the water quality is middle hard. The newly edited city map now comes in two parts too: East and West.
Reader, next time you come to Freiburg go West.